OK so last week I promised you a longer excerpt from Reunion this week. Using my clever WIPpet maths, I’ve come up with 4 paragraphs from chapter 14: 2+2=4 (amazing that, I can do maths!!) and obviously chapter 14 for the year. 🙂
I have something to tell you that made me frown. I’ve told ReGi already… I did some searching on Amazon just to check and there’s another book out there called Reunion with a plot that’s not completely dissimilar to mine. 😦 ReGi was kindly trying to help me come up with another title. My husband reckons it doesn’t matter too much if I have a subtitle with it.
But… aargh! I kind of get the feeling that if I don’t change the title and the plot stays the same (that’s one thing I’m not changing for love or money!!) then I could land myself in some hot water. *Sigh* It’s so difficult coming up with brand new inspiring titles. I need help!! Any more suggestions??
All right then, on with today’s WIPpet. This scene takes place just after Anna has had a row with her now-boyfriend Peter. These are turbulent times for her…
Waving goodbye to Peter as he made his way to the platform to catch the train back to London, Anna felt relief wash over her. Relief quickly replaced by guilt. She shouldn’t feel relieved that he was going – he was her boyfriend for goodness sake – but she was. Turning away from his disappearing form, she began to make her way out of the station. The cold dry weather they’d been experiencing had turned to cold wet weather and it was beginning to rain. Anna pulled her hood up and dashed to her car.
She used the journey home to brood over Peter’s visit and how it had made her feel. Remembering their love making, her face grew hot. There was certainly nothing wrong in that department. But why oh why had he felt it necessary to try to bestow expensive trinkets on her? And more importantly, why should it matter to her if he did?
As these thoughts were whirling around her head, Anna was startled by a horn blasting at her. Shocked, she realised she’d been drifting into the opposite lane on the road. Get a grip, Anna, she told herself. Forget about Peter and concentrate on driving if you want to make it home. She banished the troubling thoughts from her head and focused her attention on getting home safely.
When she reached the safety of her driveway, Anna turned the engine off and sat there for a moment in silence, staring blankly at her garage door. I could have been killed, she thought. This obsessing about Peter could have cost me my life. Slowly, she got out of the car and leaned against it for a moment as if for support, ignoring the cold of its metal shell.
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